Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Assistant Director of Career Development is responsible for developing and coordinating job opportunities for students, with a particular emphasis on post-graduate judicial clerkships. Develops and delivers educational programming for students on general job search strategies, job search resources, and application materials, as well as programming on post-graduate judicial clerkships. Builds relationships with judicial community, law faculty, and relevant bar associations. Develops and publicizes job opportunities for students and alumni with a particular emphasis on judicial clerkships. Teaches, advises, and counsels law students in their career development and all phases of the job search process. Develops career planning and placement brochures and handouts. Reviews and provides feedback on student and alumni application materials, including resumes and cover letters. Contributes to overall office goals, maintains up-to-date records on student employment, and maintains steady communication with the Assistant Dean. Extends all facets of career services to assist recent alumni.
Juris Doctor degree required. Prior experience as a post-graduate federal or state court clerk. Familiarity with federal and state clerkship programs, OSCAR, and the clerkship hiring cycle. Familiarity with state and government legal employment. Familiarity with, and interest in, trends in judicial clerkships, legal education, and legal hiring. Ability to act independently within broad procedural guidelines, exercise sound judgment and take initiative. Knowledgeable about hiring standards and practices throughout the legal community including judicial chambers, private firms, public agencies, and the non-profit sector. Can research, analyze and implement solutions to unanticipated problems and situations. Has proven experience working successfully in a collaborative environment with a team of peers. Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility of temperament to adapt to changing priorities. Understands and can communicate the traditional and non-traditional uses of the J.D. degree. Ability to assist students and alumni in developing appropriate job search skills and strategies. Skill in counseling students individually and in group situations. Skill in operating a personal computer and familiarity with the Internet. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and gain trust. Ability to motivate and stimulate people to effective action. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships. Skill in interacting with individuals and groups representing various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds. Excellent oral and written skills to prepare and present professional workshops, panels, and presentations, and to develop handbooks, articles, and newsletters. Ability to work efficiently during peak seasons of activity, frequent interruptions and distractions, and emotional tensions of law students and interviewers.
Internal Number: 2019-1370
About University of California, Irvine School of Law
The Career Development Office (CDO) at the University of California, Irvine School of Law promotes and coordinates employment opportunities in public interest, government, private sector, and alternative careers. We provide professional career services and serve as a liaison between students and employers. Our mission is to provide students with the tools to make informed decisions about employment opportunities and career paths through individual counseling, panel presentations, job fairs, workshops, recruitment programs, job postings, and networking opportunities.